A range of lovely wines from Thierry Mortet include this excellent village Cru. The Gevrey Chambertin 2017 exudes fruit on the nose, offers gentle tannins and a long lovely blackberry and bilberry finish. Surprising panache considering it’s only (!) a village cru.
This Gevrey 2017 spent 16 months in new oak (33% of it) and the balance was in 1 & 2 year old barrels. Made from 20 different parcels of vines throughout his estate, it is a true expression of Gevrey Chambertin. Thierry has always farmed organically but only officially since 2007. He has operated under his own name since 1992 when he divided his father’s estate with his brother Denis (you could write a book on French vineyards inheritance rights – and still not understand them!).
While Thierry has increased his vineyards to over 7 hectares including 1er Crus in Clos Prieur and Les Beaux Bruns, he does not have a Grand Cru plot to highlight his superb wines. We feel this is one of the reasons that he still flies slightly under the radar. The bottom line is, Thierry makes great wines!